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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

empathy

All of the posts under the "empathy" tag.

Empathy Takes Education and Effort

Empathy Takes Education and Effort by SoAngieWrites.com

I carry this empathy cheat-sheet in my wallet.

Empathy requires learning, trying, falling flat.

A willingness. A capacity for trying again.

Empathy is a skill set. Five proven steps for connection.

Necessary.

So I draw near the feeler. I keep my mouth shut, my mind open. I let their expression touch on my shared emotion.… Continue reading

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests by SoAngieWrites.com #courage #vulnerability

Yesterday was World CP Day, a yearly event where people speak up to raise awareness and understanding of Cerebral Palsy, with a focus on equal rights, access, and opportunities. My youngest son was diagnosed with CP before his first birthday. On World CP Day, I took to Twitter with a series of tweets, informative links, and a request-

The Risks Of and Reasons For Making Vulnerable Requests by SoAngieWrites.com

 

It took five minutes before someone was making fun of my request, and telling me to get thicker skin.… Continue reading

Angie October 8, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Accessing your Compassionate Voice – Three Chairs Exercise

Accessing your Compassionate Voice - The Three Chairs Exercise by SoAngieWrites.com #selfcompassion #selfharm #recovery

A few months ago I attended a Self-Compassion Workshop based on the work of Dr. Kristin Neff. One of the exercises I was guided through was called The Three Chairs, or, The Criticizer, The Criticized, and The Compassionate Observer. While this work is usually done by one person, with one facilitator, and three actual chairs, during the workshop we were asked to stay seated, closing our eyes to visualize the chairs, then writing down our observations.… Continue reading

Angie September 25, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame

Tending to the Pain of Comparison, Scarcity, and Shame by SoAngieWrites.com #recovery #PTSD #spoonie

Injecting humor into the week’s lousy start via Snapchat

Last week started out kinda crappy. I was in a lot of physical pain and was making brave choices about my health care. Unfortunately, my doctor’s office was not returning calls about the medication my physical therapist wanted me on. The pain plus the frustration of provider run-around wore me down.… Continue reading

Angie August 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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Perspective and PTSD – Why it’s Off, and How to Cope

Perspective and PTSD - Why it's Off, and How to Cope by soangiewrites.com #PTSD #trauma #recovery

DOOM DESCENDS UPON THE CITY!!! or a beetle? Your brain decides.

Mountains out of molehills. Zero to sixty like a Corvette. Glass half empty.

The smallest infraction leads to tears. A slight worry grows to panic. A miserable day masquerades as a ruined life. And a reminder of a painful past event can morph into a full-fledged trauma response.… Continue reading

Angie July 30, 2015 8 Comments Permalink

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Be On Your Own Side

Be On Your Own Side - soangiewrites.com

We’re never really alone. We can show up for ourselves. The practice of compassion begins within, and nonviolence has no better training ground than our own minds. Today I choose to add tenderness and validation to my inner dialogue. It’s enough.

Angie June 29, 2015 6 Comments Permalink

During Hard Times, Gather Coping Tools

During Hard Times, Gather Coping Tools by SoAngieWrites.com

We’ve all had times like this- inevitable awfulness. It just can’t be avoided. We are humans, in soft shells, existing in a constantly changing and uncontrollable world.

There are things which must simply be endured. Unfixable oncoming storms lap first at our toes, then rise to waists, necks, nostrils. Breathing becomes a job.… Continue reading

Angie May 26, 2015 5 Comments Permalink

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